TALLADEGA, Ala. – Cole Custer will start from the pole in today’s fred’s 250 at Talladega Superspeedway after putting down a lap of 178.417 mph in the second round of qualifying. It is Custer’s second pole of the season. He will lead the field to the green flag alongside Grant Enfinger (178.380 mph), who is in the No. 24 for GMS Racing. Enfinger’s teammates, Spencer Gallagher (178.168 mph), Ben Kennedy (178.145 mph), and Johhny Sauter (177.811 mph), rounded out the top five. Kennedy and Sauter were the fastest Chase drivers. The rest of the top 10 were Timothy Peters (177.392 mph), Cody Coughlin (177.340 mph), William Byron (177.166 mph), John Wes Townley (177.064 mph), and Korbin Forrister (176.852
The NFL has put New York Giants kicker Josh Brown on the commissioner’s exempt list as league investigators go through a trove of newly released documents in which the player admitted to abusing his then-wife Molly Brown. On Friday afternoon Adolpho Birch, NFL senior vice president of Labor Policy & League Affairs, sent a letter to Brown informing him that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell had placed him on the except list on a "limited and temporary basis" while the league reviews the documents released by the King County (Washington) Police Department. Brown will be paid his salary "pursuant to the terms" of his contract, and he may appeal the decision within three days of receiving the letter.
Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin had the big highlight early in the game on Saturday night, but it was New York Rangers rookie Jimmy Vesey that ended up stealing the show. Vesey scored a pair of goals for the Rangers — the first multi-goal game of his career — to help lead his team to a 4-2 win in Washington. Even though he had never played a game in the NHL before this season, Vesey was still one of the most sought after free agents this summer after he completed his college career at Harvard. He eventually signed an entry level deal with the Rangers, and given how much attention his free agency saga generated it seemed hard to believe that he could ever match the hype. Especially